Programs and Services

Internships, Assistantships, and Fellowships

The lab houses interns, assistants, and fellows. Interns work on projects within the lab. These projects can range from ongoing work within the lab to specific projects brought by the intern. High School students are eligible for internships. Assistants maintain the lab capabilities and technologies while also facilitating the use of the technologies and developing future technologies. Assistantships are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Fellows conduct research projects and may bring a team with them.  Fellowships are open to faculty and staff members and other community leaders external to KSU.

In all cases, our interns, assistants, and fellows can participate in research and are expected to complete research ethics training plus any other appropriate modules.

If you are interested in joining us in one of these roles, please email Prof. Thomas below.

ksu student intern sitting at desk working on lap top
Internships, Assistantships, and Fellowships

3D Technology Workshops (for staff, faculty, high school field trips, student groups, etc.)

The lab hosts development workshops forcused on emerging technologies. The most popular one lasts one hour and teaches a group with no prior experience how to design and print a 3D object from scratch. They actually run through the process and print a keychain. Contact us to develop your program. Internal groups at KSU need only pay for materials and can use a speed chart. The longer version of this workshop takes 2 hours and includes a mixer activity focused on understanding the power of the visual cortex as well as a VR exeperience and more in-depth presentation about emerging 3D technologies.

Services of the MAD Lab

At the MAD Lab we partner with businesses to develop solutions that meet their needs, improve efficiency and solve their biggest challenges. Our projects often include students completing projects as part of their coursework, for internships and coops, or for pay. We offer many services, including:

  • 3D printing (access, skills, and infrastructure consulting)
  • Fabric printing
  • VR/AR development
  • Mobile application development
  • Web development
  • Database development
  • Business intelligence and analytics projects
  • Embedded systems/IoT development
  • Professional development (including half-day and full day workshops focused on any of the preceding topics plus custom topic development)
ksu student using the 3d printer for class work